Features/BansheeAsDefaultMediaplayer

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Pro:
 
Pro:
 
* Automatically migrates existing Rhythmbox databases meaning the user can keep his ratings, podcasts, songs, etc.
 
* Automatically migrates existing Rhythmbox databases meaning the user can keep his ratings, podcasts, songs, etc.
* Nice visual effects (??? Rhythmbox has those too - [[User:Hadess| Bastien Nocera]])
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* Nice visual effects
 
* Provides true syncronization for portable players along with a wide range of supported pieces of hardware
 
* Provides true syncronization for portable players along with a wide range of supported pieces of hardware
 
* Active development, along with a feature roadmap and good bughandling
 
* Active development, along with a feature roadmap and good bughandling
* History of stability (Really? My experience tells me it doesn't - [[User:Hadess| Bastien Nocera]])
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* History of stability
* Integrates cd importing and the mediaplayer (Rhythmbox does this as well - [[User:Hadess| Bastien Nocera]])
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* Integrates cd importing and the mediaplayer
 
* Provides video library functionality
 
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* Rhythmbox upstream have no further plans to develop Rhythmbox: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/rhythmbox-devel/2009-February/msg00023.html. It should thus be seriously considered that we switch to an alternative that can be counted on to have continued development and an active community around it. Banshee provides such an alternative.
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* Rhythmbox upstream have no further plans to develop Rhythmbox: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/rhythmbox-devel/2009-February/msg00023.html. It should thus be considered that we switch to an alternative that can be counted on to have continued development and an active community around it. Banshee provides such an alternative.
  
 
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Revision as of 23:46, 23 February 2009

Contents

Banshee as default mediaplayer

Summary

Using Banshee as our default mediaplayer and cd importing application

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 2009-02-22
  • Percentage of completion: 80%

Detailed Description

Providing our users with a better default media player experience along with new desirable features, a more visually pleasing interface and set of effects as well as an actively maintained codebase with a large active community attached to it.

Benefit to Fedora

Pro:

  • Automatically migrates existing Rhythmbox databases meaning the user can keep his ratings, podcasts, songs, etc.
  • Nice visual effects
  • Provides true syncronization for portable players along with a wide range of supported pieces of hardware
  • Active development, along with a feature roadmap and good bughandling
  • History of stability
  • Integrates cd importing and the mediaplayer
  • Provides video library functionality

Con:

  • No Jamedo or Magnatune integration
  • No UPNP/DLNA support
  • Adds size to the CD image

Scope

All required packages are in Fedora and are actively maintained, upstream is active and has a good track record for handling bugs. The only action on our part is changing our default to Banshee.

How To Test

  • Need testing import of existing Rhythmbox database to ensure migration

User Experience

  • For upgrades no change should be visible, rhythmbox and sound-juicer will be retained
  • For new installs we will provide Banshee and all the nice functionality

Dependencies

None, though it obsoletes the draft Features/RhythmboxDefaultRipper

Contingency Plan

  • None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.

Documentation

Release Notes

  • Fedora now ships with the Banshee mediaplayer, which we hope you will find provides you with a superior media experience. More information is available on http://banshee-project.org/.

Comments and Discussion